k-startup: the KENDRIS Initiative for Young Companies

Kevin Dietiker
Kevin Dietiker
Partner, Mitglied der Geschäftsleitung, Leiter Treuhand, Standortleiter Aarau
k-startup: the KENDRIS Initiative for Young Companies

Start-up entrepreneurs invest boundless passion and expertise to turn a vision into reality. Where is the time for the office? Who takes care of taxes? The cracks from k-startup offer support: with competent advice and solid work. So that the dream does not become a nightmare.

Start-up entrepreneurs invest boundless passion and expertise to turn a vision into reality. Where is the time for the office? Who takes care of taxes? The cracks from k-startup offer support: with competent advice and solid work. So that the dream does not become a nightmare.

 

"The start-up scene is characterized by total devotion to a new business idea. There is hardly any room for anything else. At the same time, there are legal rights and obligations that have to be observed. KENDRIS trustee Fabian Lüscher sums up the dilemma of young entrepreneurs perfectly. Their business ideas are different, but the problems typical for start-ups are not. Initially, the entire energy flows into the implementation of the idea, while administration and planning are neglected. Sooner rather than later the bad awakening comes ...

 

"...because years later tax authorities, VAT and AHV knock". "That takes many start-ups by surprise." Suddenly, an accounting system that is "nailed to the nail" is to be created, VAT accounts and social security declarations are to be checked. You take responsibility for your employees. Anyone who has previously gone through the world as an individual must think his way into a legal person. All this takes place against a background where, compared to traditional SMEs, which are geared to continuity, there is more flow. "Start-ups have different needs, we need to be more flexible, simpler and more efficient in responding to these customers," explains Désirée Stevanin. But how?
 

k-startup carefree package

The answer is: With k-startup, an initiative of KENDRIS that is specially tailored to start-up companies. In addition to consulting and specific business coaching, k-startup also offers packages that keep the busy new entrepreneurs free in their daily lives. With k-startup starter, annual financial statements and tax returns can be completed; with k-startup plus, financial and payroll accounting are added. And the all-round carefree package k-startup business also integrates customer and supplier invoices. In addition, all related work can be done by the people behind k-startup on request (such as tax representation - no more forms, invoices and dispositions without prior verification by k-startup). The digital offer package is therefore modularly selectable, depending on budget, time and personnel resources.

Good network and solutions for complex issues

For specific and complex questions beyond the daily business routine, the start-up entrepreneur has the concentrated expertise of KENDRIS at his disposal (e.g. during regular "consultation hours" in the Coworking Space of AarauDigital). Their professional backpacks are richly filled. They support you with legal, tax and business challenges. And you also know the 'other' side. So we, Fabian Lüscher and I, were active in the tax administration in a former life: "I am fascinated by what lies behind the numbers," explains Fabian Lüscher. "After all, a tax return represents life. But at the end of the day it's all about getting the money in - regardless of the fate of the individual. That's why I switched to consulting: I want to be there for private and legal persons." Désirée Stevanin has always been on hand to advise clients. She is now a certified fiduciary expert and penetrates complex issues with expertise and passion.

Start-up support in all phases of life

For example, she accompanied a start-up in the research sector during its ascent, helped to build up the financial system until it was sold to an international group: "The entrepreneur did not strive for continuity here, like a traditional SME, but wanted to increase the value of his start-up," says Désirée Stevanin. "It was therefore crucial for us to support the entrepreneurs on their way to a functioning and fair exit strategy. A participation plan for employees is often an integral part of this. They often forgo market wages for years - out of idealism and pure interest in the subject matter. In return, they are involved in any sale. "In the interest of the employees, however, it is important to stay on the ground," explains Fabian Lüscher. "Because the sum used in the plan is immediately tax-relevant. And that can then put employees in a financial predicament. Then you pay taxes for something that is not yet on the account. We recommend that reason prevails here."
 

In good hands with k-startup

No matter whether growth, sales or continuity is the goal of the start-up entrepreneur: At k-startup he/she is in good hands - no matter what industry. "We don't have to know every technical detail to advise our customers well". "But we need to understand the business, be curious about what he/she is doing and why. Because behind every accounting record and annual financial statement there is a real business. And we have to penetrate that. That's what makes a good trustee: That he doesn't just book, but understands the customer and his business."

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